Are you frustrated by a tone hole that continually collects water no matter how many times you swab out your oboe and apply cigarette paper to dry the pad?
Sounds like you might need to retrain your oboe to stream condensation down the back of the bore (thumb-rest side). Perhaps you may also need to clean your tone holes. Read more
From a young age we are conditioned to start at the beginning and go to the end. We learn our alphabet “a” through “z”. We read books from the first chapter to the last. We eat breakfast, then lunch, then dinner. Read more
Keeping your reed clean is easy and here’s a method that works. Your reed will last longer and your teacher will thank you. Advisory!!! If you have a queasy stomach, you may want to skip this post. Read more